Police Log: Teen with gun forces lockdown at Monticello School
by TP staff
May 09, 2014 | 9716 views | 1 1 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he reportedly fired a gun inside his home several times at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday on the 800 block of Shelborne Drive.

Police learned of the boy’s actions after his 14-year-old sister called to say the 16-year-old was tearing up their home. The teens’ mother was participating in a carpool for school children at the time, but she told police her daughter had locked herself inside a room in the house.

The 16-year-old was talking to officers through a door when officers reportedly heard gunfire inside. Police evacuated area neighbors and ordered administrators at Monticello School to keep students locked inside. At 8:08 a.m., the boy was seen running near the school, but police had him under arrest three minutes later at a nearby ball field.

The boy was arrested, but charges were not disclosed. He claimed that the gun he used was an airsoft.

Tracy police received 1,289 calls for service from May 1 to Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


9:52 p.m.: A store clerk reported that two men bought reloadable gift cards worth $200 using counterfeit money at Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St. She said they used $10 and $20 bills. Police are investigating.

10:41 p.m.: A resident reported that she hit a prowler with a baseball bat to the ribs after she saw him looking into her kitchen window on the 900 block of Dolores Court. She said she confronted him in front of her house and he ran off after being hit.


1:41 a.m.: A resident reported that he was robbed while sitting on a bench on the 1700 block of West Grant Line Road. He said someone knocked him out but he did not remember who did it. Police are investigating.

11:41 a.m.: A resident reported finding a bin of items near Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run. Police located the owners of some of the items, and school officials planned to make an announcement to see if more property owners would come forward.


9:13 a.m.: A resident on the 700 block of Buckinghorse Drive requested extra patrols after he overheard four people talking in front of his house in the morning about planning to steal his car.

1:57 p.m.: A woman reported that her house was ransacked on the 400 block of West 10th Street.


2:37 p.m.: A resident reported that a neighbor moved away and left a dog in the yard on the 1200 block of Wilson Avenue. Animal control picked up the dog and left the former owner a notice.

5:27 p.m.: A woman on the 1900 block of Homer Henry Court reported that she and her child were held by a pimp in Stockton on Saturday. She said she was beaten and went to the hospital after she escaped with a possible head injury. She said two other women were also being held hostage. Local police relayed the information to Stockton Police Department.


3:50 a.m.: A resident reported seeing a man walking with a knife in each hand on the 700 block of Central Avenue. Police were unable to find him. At 4:18 a.m., the same resident called again and said he saw the same man walking on the 100 block of East Beverly Place. Police stopped a man in the area, but no arrests were reported.

3:01 p.m.: A resident reported that his neighbor was jumping into traffic on the 200 block of Pacheco Drive. Police observed him dancing in the street but determined him not to be a danger to himself or others.

3:44 p.m.: Police impounded a dog that was seen sitting on a BMW at Plasencia Fields, 2200 Krohn Road. People in the area told police it appeared the dog was waiting for its owner, but no one knew where it belonged.


8:58 a.m.: A resident reported that someone damaged his cactus plant on the 600 block of School Street.

10:26 a.m.: A woman reported that her granddaughter had her iPhone stolen at West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave., on May 1. She said the theft had not been reported, but she had tracked the phone to a house on Standridge Road. Police talked to a student at the house, who claimed to have found the phone at school. The phone was returned to its owner.

May 1

1:54 a.m.: Officers made a security check at a building on the 1100 block of West 11th Street that led to a running pursuit through south Tracy. At 2:02 a.m. a caller reported that the man who was the subject of the security check was jumping fences going southbound parallel to Palm Circle. Several police officers and a K9 team searched for the man around several homes, but they called off the search without finding him at 2:09 a.m.

3:28 a.m.: A man checked into the emergency room of Sutter Tracy Community Hospital with a gunshot wound. The unidentified man said he had been riding his motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 near the Mossdale exit when he felt something hit his left side and discovered a hole in his thick leather jacket. He called a friend to meet him at the 7-Eleven at Grant Line Road and Joe Pombo Parkway to take him to the hospital. Police said the man was grazed on the left side of his abdomen and was treated for the wound. Police turned the case over to the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department because the incident happened outside Tracy.

4:34 p.m.: A caller reported a German shepherd dog stuck in a canal near the 1700 block of South MacArthur Drive. The caller said the dog did have an identity tag on its collar. An animal control officer called the owner of the dog, named Queen, at 5:06 p.m., and she told them she was in San Francisco and no one was available to pick the dog up. The animal control officer told the owner Queen would be taken to the shelter.

• This column includes a sample of items as reported in the Tracy Police Department dispatcher’s daily log. Charges may have been added or dropped as of press time, and all suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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May 09, 2014
Another attaboy to Tracy PD on rendering the situation with the out of control teen safe with no harm to the public or the suspect.

With the news reporting similar incidents ending in police shootings, I am pleased to see that newer protocols and procedures, such as the use of school lockdowns and crisis negotiation teams helped to end this situation peacefully.

I have been attending the Tracy Police Department citizens academy this year to learn about the work of our PD. I encourage fellow citizens to do the same. You will learn a lot about the work the officers who patrol our streets and the employees inside the PD do every day to keep us safe.

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